Volume VIII Number i
STOUT STATE COLLEGE, MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN
May 25, 1959
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Highlight of the forthcoming commencement ceremonies of Stout State College
here, to be held on Friday morning, May 29, in the Menomonie gymnasium, will
be an address by Major General Melvin J. Maas (ret. ), decorated veteran of three
wars, former U. S. Congressman and now, blind himself, chairman of the Presi-
dent's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped.
Conferring degrees on the 2 60 graduates will be Dr. Verne C. Fryklund,
president of Stout. R. I . Pierce, member of the Board of Regents of Wisconsin
State Colleges, will present the diplomas. Speaking the invocation and benediction
will be the Rev, Arnold E. Olson, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonie.
The processional to the gymnasium will take place at 10:15, Commencement
exercises are to begin promptly at 10: 30. followed by a commencement luncheon
in the dining room of Bertha Tainter residence hall.
Prior to commencement day, the graduates will have been honored at a number
of social events. Most important of these takes place Thursday afternoon when
tours of campus shops and laboratories are conducted for visitors and a reception
planned by the college administration and faculty, will be held that evening for
graduates and their friends and relatives.
"World leadership" will be the title of General Maas' talk to the graduating ,
class. He will base his remarks on his varied experiences in many years of mil-
itary, political and civic endeavor. Entering themilitary aviation ; brarich of the
Marine Corps as an enlisted man in 1917, Maas later earned a commission in the
Marine Reserve and returned to active duty on Admiral William Halsey's staff in
1941, During the Second War he saw extensive action in the Pacific, winning a
total of 15 medals during his military service. In 1952 progressive blindness
overtook him and he retired with the rank of major general, conferred for special
commendation in combat.
Major General Maas was first elected to Congress in 1926, at the age of 27.
He served there from 1927-33 and' 1935-45, sponsoring legislation benefitting avia-.
tion, national defense, and unemployment. His work in behalf of the Marine Corps
Reserve program has earned him the title, "Mr. Marine Corps Reserve. "
Blindness gives Major General Maas a special interest in the problems of
handicapped persons. In April, 1954, he was named chairman of the President's
Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped. Two years later, the
success of his first appointment led President Eisenhower to name Maas chairman
of the Handicapped Committee of the President's Program for People-to- People
According to Major General Maas, the American people have several reasons
for taking an active interest in employment of the physically handicapped: "It is
a fine example of democracy in action, " he points out, "and also a chance to meet
a most essential need of providing additional manpower for production vital to
national defense. "
In addition to his many responsibilities with the Marine Corps reserve, Major
General Maas is a past commander of the Military Order of the World Wars and a
past national commander of the Disabled American Veterans. In 1954 he was
awarded an honorary doctor of laws by St. Thomas college, St. Paul, Minn. , and
has been honored by Goodwill Industries of America, United Cerebral Palsy, the
National Rehabilitation Association, and the American Foundation for the Blind.
New president of the Detroit Institute of Technology is an alumnus of Stout
State College, Dewey F. Barich (B, S. '33) who was inaugurated to his high office
in colorful ceremonies at Ford auditorium, Detroit. Representing Stout at the
event was another Stout Alumnus, Dr. G. Harold Silvius, chairman of the depart-
ment of industrial education at Wayne State University. Dr. Silvius (B. S. '30)
was asked; to represent the college by Dr, Verne C. Fryklund, Stout president.
The inauguration ceremonies were proceded by a formal dinner for official
delegates and other representatives attending the inaugural. During that dinner,
a number of leading educators, citizens, and persons affiliated with the Detroit
Institute of Technology spoke.
Among these speakers were Dr. Clarence B. Hilberry, president of Wayne
State University; the Hon, I ouis C. Miriani, mayor of Detroit; and Dr. Samuel
M. Brownell, superintendent of Detroit public schools and former U. S. Commis-
sioner of Education. Members of the Institute board of trustees, alumni, faculty
and student body also spoke briefly.
More than 3000 persons filled Ford auditorium for the inauguration ceremonies
which followed the dinner. In attendance were representatives of 78 educational
institutions from throughout the U, S. , 13 learned educational societies, business
arid industry and other area groups.
Presenting the inaugural address was Dr. Arthur Flemming, .secretary of the
Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Investiture of the new president
was done by Dr. A. Frye Ayers, chairman of the board of trustees of the Detroit
Institute of Technology. The invocation was spoken by the Rt. Rev. Richard S,
Emrich, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Asking the benediction was
the Very Rev. Celestin J. Steiner, S. J. , president of the U. of Detroit. The
Ford chorus sang.
President Barich then addressed the audience in his first official presidential
speech. Presiding over the entire ceremoney was D-&. Richard C. Hertz, Rabbi
of Detroit's Temple Beth El, and chairman of the inaugural committee for the
Institute's board of trustees.
Following the formal inauguration, a reception for President and Mrs. Barich
was held in the social room of Ford auditorium. There many colleagues and friends
of the new president and his family extended best wishes on the auspicious occasion.
A variety of new courses, the largest driver education program in the nation
and an outstanding schedule of convocations are expected to highlight the 54th
annual summer session of Stout State College here, according to information just
released by Dr, John A, Jarvis, dean of the summer session.
The regular six weeks session will run from Monday, June 2 2 through Friday,
July 31. In addition, a pre-session workshop June 15-19 for vocational teachers
and a post session, August 3-14, will be held, A total summer. enrollment of over
500 is expected,
Registration for the regular session. will take place on Monday, June 22, with
the last possible date for registration being Friday, June 2 6,. Courses will be of-
fered in all areas of home economics and industrial education. . '
Flat Pattern Design, in Stout's school of home economics, is a course that is
expected to be of interest, to experienced teachers in home, .economics, as well as
the popular advanced tailoring course. Applied Institutional Management is also
being offered, making use of the facilities of Stout's food service and tea room
Methods of Teaching Management in High School Hornemakmg Classes is a
special home economics course that has been planned and designed to give practical
help to in-service teachers. Nutrition Education for the Elementary Grades, a
graduate course, will be offered to .elementary teachers who have had no previous
home economics training, Appropriate resource materials and audio-visual equip-
ment will be included in this basic nutrition course. .
Scheduled this summer in all areas of industrial, education are 35 varied course!
Included are classes in photography, woodworking, plastics, ' metal working, drafting '
graphic arts, metals, and electricity.
In addition to these courses, a variety of liberal arts classes is being, offered
in speech, English, art, science, and social science. By a careful choice of courses
an undergraduate who attends three summer sessions may shorten by almost a
full year the time required to earn a bachelor of science degree,
,. Throughout the summer session, a representative group of educational leaders
will be on campus. Among these will be C. I , Greiber, state director of vocational
and adult education, and R. W. Bardwell, director of the Madison School of Voc-
ational and Adult Education.
Other visiting faculty members include Richard W, Whinfield, supervisor of
occupational information and guidance; Donald M, Brill, supervisor, of trade and
industrial education; and John R, Plenke, chief of trade and industrial education.
All three are members of the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education.
Mr. Brill and Mr. Plenke will also be leaders for the pre-session vocational
institute, Teaching with them during the pre-session are to be Roy Fairbrother,
supervisor of distributive education, and Martin Wesolowski, supervisor of trade
and industrial education, both of whom are also affiliated, with the Board of V^
ational and Adult Education.
Stout's post session will feature both basic and advanced classes in driver ed-
ucation, largest program of its kind in America, The basic driver education course
involves teaching a learner to drive, The learner in turn must pass written and
road tests and secure driver's license,
The advanced driver education course will explain details necessary to a pro-
gram of driver education in schools and information about state laws, school laws
and regulations, and teaching requirements, as well as techniques for improving
practice driving instruction. Attention will also be given to improving, through
evaluation and analysis, teaching methods of driver education.
Classes of special interest being offered during the post session are Plastics,
Electronics, Problems in Design in Industrial Educatiop, Motion Picture Production
and Advanced Technical Problems - Audio Visual Education.
During Stout's regular summer session, a varied program of cultural and
social events is scheduled. Speakers for the convocations are Mrs. Paul Whitney;
George Grim, noted Northwest news commentator; and Don Bolt. The Graduate
Men's Club has also planned a program of activities, The new Memorial Student
Center will be in operation, with its complete facilities available for summer
TWO GRADS HONORED
The educational accomplishrnerrts of two Stout alumni, Earl Quigley (Dip, '14)
and the late Frank G. Carlson (Dip, '22, B, S. '27) are memorialized in school
buildings bearing their names.
The gymnasium of Central High School at I ittle Rock, Arkansas, is now known
as "Earl Quigley Gymnasium, " The name was selected to honor the achievements
of Mr, Quigley, a teacher and coach there for many years. Upon retirement,
Earl Quigley was the subject of an extensive feature article, which praised him as
an instructor and which paid high tribute to the calibre of athlete whom he developed
while coaching many outstanding teams,
A newly-built school in Dayton, Ohio, bears the name. "Frank G. Carlson
Elementary School. " That honor was bestowed upon Mr, Carlson's memory because
of his many years of worthwhile service to the Dayton public schools, where he was,
at the time of his death, assistant superintendent of buildings and special services.
The new half-million dollar school contains 12 regular classrooms, kindergarten,
arts room, and auditorium-gymnasium. Enrolled are 200 students in kindergarten
through eighth grade.
DR. Wil l IAM RASCHE RETIRES
To persons familiar with educational and civic endeavors in Wisconsin or in
the nation as a whole, the name William F, Rasche calls to mind a Stout graduate,
well-known for his many accomplishments in such endeavors, Dr. Rasche last
year retired as director and principal of the Milwaukee Vocational and Adult
schools, having achieved widespread recognition for his fine work there and for
many other undertakings as well.
William Rasche earned his bachelor of science degree from Stout in 1925,
He later completed his master of arts at the University of Chicago and his Ph, D.
there in 193 6. His professional career has taken him to a variety of positions in
After teaching and administrative work in South Dakota schools, Dr. Rasche
became principal of Milwaukee county's Silver Spring School, He then taught
industrial subjects on a Milwaukee County "circuit" before accepting the director-
ship of the Cudahy Vocational School.
After being a teacher trainer for three years in the Milwaukee Vocational
School, Dr. Rasche carried on graduate study at the University of Chicago and was
part-time university instructor for that educational institution. He then was pro-
fessor of vocational education at the University -erf' Pittsburgh before becoming per-
sonnel director for General Motors Truck Corporation.
By 1930, William Rasche had decided to return to Milwaukee as assistant
director and principal of the Milwaukee Vocational and Adult^School and, 10 years
later, was named its director, the position he held until his retirement. Some idea
of the many community responsibilities discharged by Dr. Rasche, in addition to
his professional educational and vocational memberships can be seen from the
following list: Urban league (board of directors), Town Hall (president 1945-47),
Milwaukee Christian Center (president 1944-47), Civic Alliance (president 1942-3)
Round Table (president 1940), American InterProfessional Institute, The National
Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. , National Council for Social Studies,
Industrial Ralations Association, Engineers' Society, Phi Delta Kappa, and Mil-
waukee County Citizenship Commission.
He served from 1944-45 as a consultant for the job skills training program of
the civilian training branch, industrial personnel division Army Service Forces.
Dr. Rasche has also made a study of vocational education in the Chicago Con-
tinuation Schools. He participated in the Strayer Survey of New York City Schools
and made a study of mechanical industries in Tuskegee Institute.
From 1942 to 1945 he served as chairman of the technical committee omclass-
ification and compensation of public employees of five .units of government of the
metropolitan Milwaukee area. This he followed in 1947 with the chairmanship of
the technical committee on classification and compensation of case workers.
Dr. William F. Rasche has been presented with the following awards in recog-
nition of his services: 1944 Cosmopolitan Club Distinguished Service Medal; 1954,
Fraternal Order of Eagles Civic Service Award; 1957, Wisconsin Hospital Associa-
tion Award of Merit and The Ship's Citation (Vocational education award given by
THE SHIP of the American Vocational Association at Philadelphia; and 1958, The
Milwaukee Junior Chamber of Commerce Good Government Award, National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews Citation, William C. Frye Community Service
Award (Milwaukee Foundation), Spirit of Notre Dame Medal, Milwaukee Civic
Alliance Citation, and Wisconsin Industrial Commission Certificate of honor.
FRANCES ZUI1 1 INVITED TO INDIA
Recently invited to go to India as an educational consultant for the International
Cooperation Administration to assist in evaluating the home science programs in
the women's colleges which are cooperating with the U. S. Technical Cooperation
Mission in India and the Central Ministry of Education in. India has been a well-
known Stout home economics graduate, Frances Zuill, professor of home economics
and Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture for the School of Home Economics
at the University of Wisconsin. She has also recently served as chairman of a
committee to study the home economics programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and Radford College and to make recomendations for changes and coordination.
Miss Zuill earned her two-year diploma from the Stout Institute in 1913 and
her B. S. and M, A. degrees from Teachers College Columbia University.
She bagan her teaching experience in a rural school near Whitewater, Wisconsin,
Her educational positions have included the following: dormitory director and head
of home economics at North Dakota State School of Science; instructor in home econ-
omics education, Teachers College, Columbia University; supervisor of home
economics, Baltimore, Maryland; professor and head of home economics, State
University of Iowa; and associate dean of home economics at Wisconsin.
Miss Zuill has served the American Home Economics Association in many
different capacities; chairman of College and University section, member of the
council, budget chairman, national secretary and national president. She served on
the Committee on Higher Education for more than five years, as well as on many
Frances Zuill is a member of the American Home Economics Association,
American Dietetic Association, American Association of School Administrators,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Pol-
itical and Social Science, Altrusa Club, the Wisconsin Education Association and
Wisconsin Home Economics Association, She is also a member of Omicron Nu
(national honor society), Phi Upsilon Omicron, Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Kappa
This busy Stout alumna has just completed a three year term as chairman of
the Home Economics Research Administration of the North Central Region of the
I and Grant College Association. For more than 10 years she has served on the
joint committee of the I and Grant College Association and the U, S. D. A. on Training
for Government Service.
Miss Zuill has published extensively in national professional journals, having
written more than fifty articles. In addition she is co-author of the Family's Food
and Food and Family I iving, and has contributed to Home Economics in General
Education at the Secondary I evel, Family I iving in Our Schools and Home Econ -
omics in Higher Education.
WII I IAM MacI ACHI AN PROMOTED
Appointment of a Stout alumnus to an important position in the field of school
power equipment sales occurred recently when William MacI ac hi an (B. S. '49)
was promoted by Delta Power Tool Division of Rockwell Manufacturing Co. to be
manager of school sales.
Prior to joining Rockwell in 19 52, Bill taught industrial arts in Whitewater,
Wisconsin. With the Rockwell organization, he has advanced from warehouse
manager to school specialist of Delta's Eastern region, to his present managership
in school sales,
"Mac" is a member of Epsilon Pi Tau,, the American Industrial Arts Associa-
tion, and American Vocational Association.
Bill and his wife and three children reside in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, a suburb
DR. HOWARD CAMPION ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Announcing retirement from his position as associate superintendent of the
division of extension and higher education for the I os Angeles city schools is
Stout alumnus, Dr. Howard Campion. He was also a lecturer for a graduate seminar
at the University of California, I os Angeles.
Howard Campion, in addition to his Stout background, earned an A. B. degree
from the University of California at I os Angeles and his M.. A, and Ed, D. from the
University of Southern California. However, he began his teaching career immedia-
tely after graduating with mechanical and architectural drafting in the schools of
Dr. Campion began his rise in California educational circles by 1916, when he
joined the faculty of Stockton high school. He became director of vocational and
continuation education for that city, in spite of a year's interruption for U. S. Army
service in World War 1,
From 1923 to 1925, Howard Campion was assistant supervisor in charge of
vocational teacher training for the University of California at I os Angeles. He was
then elected first principal of what is now I os Angeles Trade-Technical junior
college. In 1934, he was elected assistant superintendent of the I os Angeles city
schools, advancing to his last position in 1949.
As associate superintendent in charge of the division of extension and higher
education, Dr. Campion had responsibility for the operation of the evening high
schools and junior colleges of I os Angeles, and the special programs of American-
ization and citizenship training, apprenticeship and vocational-technical education,
distributive education, and veteran counseling.
Dr. Campion is a member of the California State Apprenticeship Council and
the Educational Advisory Committee of the California Institution for Men at Chino
and is also a council member of the I os Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, as well as
a member of such educational and fraternal organizations as Phi Delta Kappa, Phi
Beta Kappa, American Vocational Association, American Association of School
Administrators, etc. During the year 1955-56 he was appointed consultant for the
ICA, U. S. Government, to make studies of education and unemployment in the
Howard Campion received the "Ship Citation" from the American Vocational
Association in 1947 and the "laureate Citation" from Epsilon Pi Tau in 1954. In
January of 1956, he was selected for the National Vocational Guidance Association
award as one of the ten outstanding leaders in the field of industry and education.
He is author of numerous magazine articles on vocational education, adult education.
EDWARD CI AUDE~~AVA PRE SIDENT
The outstanding honor of election to the presidency of the American Vocational
Association has recently been bestowed upon a Stout alumnus, Edward M. Claude,
(Dip, '25). Mr. Claude is Chief of Trade and Vocational Education for the Illinois
State Board of Vocational Education.
In addition to his Stout diploma, Edward Claude has graduated from Colorado
State College and Bradley University and has completed special graduate work at
Stout, the University of Alabama, and Bradley, A printer by trade, he began teach-
ing day and evening classes in the schools of Tampa, Florida. Four years later,
he entered supervisory work in trade and industrial education.
Following his supervisory experience in Tampa, Mr. Claude accepted increasing
responsibilities with Daytona Beach, Miami, the Alabama Sta.te Board for Vocational <
Education, the U, S. Office of Education, and the Illinois State Board of Vocational
Education, with whom he has been affiliated for the past 13 years.
During some summers, Edward Claude has accepted the added duties of teaching
courses in vocational education at the University of Alabama, Purdue University,
and Colorado State College, He has bean active in Epsilon Pi Tau, and Iota I. amba,
serving also in 19 51 as program chairman for the Trade and Industrial Division
of the AVA national convention.
In 1953, Mr. Claude was named president of the Illinois Industrial Education
Association, In 1955, he was elected president of the Illinois Vocational Associa-
tion, To those honors, he has now added the presidency of the national organization,
American Vocational Association,
Mr. Claude was recently honored by the Illinois Board of Vocational Education,
for "33 years of service to the youth of America with distinction as a teacher,
supervisor and agent for the U, S. Office of Education in the field of trade and in-
dustrial education. "
Married to a coed who attended Stout, the former Helen Brandvold, the Claudes
have one son, now a teacher in Salt lake City. At one time, Mr,- Claude had time
for fishing and golf- -but this year, has all his time spoken for, as president of AVA,
STOUT GRAD RECEIVES DA NFO RTH GRANT
Selected for one of the renowned Danforth Teacher grants has been a. graduate
of Stout State College, Miss Marian I ee, according to news received recently by
Miss Hazel Van Ness, associate professor of home economics- at the college.
Miss 1 ee, who came to Stout from Coon Valley, earned her bachelor of science
degree in home economics education in June, 1946, She returned for her master's
degree in the Stout graduate studies program in 1949,
The Danforth grant will permit Miss lee. to complete a year of study at any
institution of her choice within the United States, Her present plans are to enter
Michigan State University in the fall.
Following her graduation from Stout, Miss lee joined the faculty of Butler
University and later the faculty of State College of Washington, Pullman, Washing-
ton. At present she is teaching on the home economics staff of Purdue, University.
The AI UMN I AR E BUSY
The alumni of Stout are the chief means by which students are attracted to the
college. As the alumni must be concerned about the quality of future members, our
graduates have shown considerable discernment in recommending students to Stout.
This is as it should be. It is also desirable that alumni be aggressive in seeking
high quality students who should attend Stout rather than some other college. Each
year the Admissions Office receives a number of applications for transfer from
students who have attempted inappropriate educational objectives at other colleges
and universities but who should have entered Stout at the outset of their college
careers. Very often these people have already become discouraged because of
their experiences in higher education and have compiled such unfavorable records
that we cannot admit them. Encouragement to attend Stout at the. right time could
have saved them the disappointment they experienced in their choice of inappropriate
cur ricul urns.
What are our alumni doing to assist Stout in the identification and encourage-
ment of high quality students? A listing of some of their activities may stimulate
others to similar useful endeavors:
1. Some alumni bring prospective students to the campus for a visit while
classes are in session or over a week-end. The college condusts tours
for such groups and arranges housing if an overnight stay is necessary.
2. Others bring together a number of prospective students in their homes, or
in the local 'school, and invite Stout to send a representative to the meeting.
3. Our graduates are also acquainting local educators, including counselors,
with the true functions of home economics, industrial education, and industrial
technology in order to eliminate any possible basis and to inform potential
enrollees of the outstanding opportunities available in these fields.
4. Some students currently enrolled at Stout are invited to the' local schools
while they are home for a week-end or a vacation in order that potential
enrollees may obtain first- hand information from these college students
who are approximately the age of the possible enrollees,
5, Several alumni alert the college to the financial needs of prospective students.
Then scholarships, grants-in-aid, loans and part-time employment can be
arranged according to a prospective student's financial need and scholastic
promise. Any student of substantial scholastic promise can obtain a college
education now if his or her desire is strong. National Defense Education
Act loans, as well as State of Wisconsin loans, are available to qualified
students on an interest-free basis until after graduation. The former grants
a 10 percent forgiveness of the debt for each year of teaching up to and
including the fifth year of teaching. In other words, graduates who teach
five years (within the first 10 years after obtaining a degree) need never
repay 50% of a National Defense Education loan.
6. Where organized alumni chapters exist, prospective students and their parents
are entertained at meetings,
7. The college sends packets of literature to alumni on request, These graduates
can distribute and explain such materials to interested candidates.
8. Many alumni inform prospective students about procedures which will be
followed at locally- sponsored college days or nights so that these students
visit. the Stout representative at such events. The alumni may also attend
the college days or nights in order to demonstrate vital interest in' their
9. Motion picture films describing the School of Industrial Education and the
School of Home Economics are available through the deans of each division.
Many alumni show these films at alumni meetings or at high school classes.
All of the preceding practices are important contributions toward developing
Stout. Perhaps a few other matters which need' emphasis might also be listed.
Generally speaking, only those students who rank in the upper half of their high
school graduating class are good risks for college success. Then, too, financial
aids have limits so Stout is eager to attract young people who can finance their
own education. The cost of room, board, and fees for one semester at Stout is
modest; about $400. It might also be added that those of our alumni who visit the
campus frequently and keep up-to-date on our development are our most enthu-
siastic recruiters, Also, alumni who follow-up on those young persons whom they
have guided to Stout find real inspiration in the success of those students, One
additional caution may be in order. Because graduates of Stout most frequently
enter teaching or some other highly professional pursuit, it is important that only
those who have high ideals of service be encouraged to enter.
FACTS ABOUT STOUT
Size: largest undergraduate college of industrial education in the nation.
I argest teacher training program of home economics teachers in the nation.
Tenth in home economics enrollment among 500 colleges granting degrees
in this area.
Accreditation: Fully accredited by North Central Association and by National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Admission Requirements: Rank in upper 3/4 of high school graduating class;
preferable in upper one-half.
Procedure for Gaining Admission: File 'Application for Admission" forms ob-
tained from Dean of Student Affairs at Stout. File transcripts of
records from any colleges previously attended.
Cost of Attending Stout Per Semester; Total fees $ 88, 50
Room(women) 112, 50
(men) 88, 50
Board (Women) 210, 00
(Men) 210, 00
Total (Women) 411, 00
(Men) 387. 50
Financial Aids: Scholarships for Freshmen - $117. 00 per year
I oans - up to "$600 per year
Part - time Employment - up to $200 per semester
Out-of-State Tuition Exemption - $52, 50 per semester
New Buildings: Already in use - Student Social Center (new "student union")
Tainter Hall (women's dormitory - 320 capacity)
To be started this year - .Men's dormitory (200 capacity).
Shop and classroom building.
Present Enrollment: Men- 716
Total 122 6
Enrollment Expected in 1965 - 2109